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Case Name T.R. v. South Carolina Department of Corrections PC-SC-0006
Docket / Court 2005-CP-40-02925 ( State Court )
State/Territory South Carolina
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Prison Conditions
Special Collection Solitary confinement
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Mental impairment
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
Bathing and hygiene
Classification / placement
Commitment procedure
Conditions of confinement
Discharge & termination plans
Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary segregation
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Improper treatment of mentally ill suspects
Restraints : physical
Sanitation / living conditions
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Suicide prevention
Unconstitutional conditions of confinement
Medical/Mental Health
Intellectual disability/mental illness dual diagnosis
Intellectual/Developmental Disability
Mental health care, general
Mental health care, unspecified
Self-injurious behaviors
Suicide prevention
Mental Disability
Brain injury
Intellectual/developmental disability, unspecified
Mental Illness, Unspecified
Type of Facility
Causes of Action State law
Defendant(s) South Carolina Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description Mentally ill inmates in the South Carolina Department of Corrections
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Declaratory Judgment
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Filing Year 2005
Case Closing Year 2016
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Agency Accountability Report - Fiscal Year 2017-2018
Date: Sep. 21, 2018
By: Stirling, Bryan P., Director (South Carolina Department of Corrections)
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  Website provides information about S.C. class-action lawsuit on behalf of prisoners with mental illness.
Date: 11/04/2016
By: Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities (SC)
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  Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
N.Y.U. Law Review
Date: May 2006
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University Faculty)
Citation: 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 550 (2006)
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  Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State: How the Courts Reformed America's Prisons
Date: Jan. 1, 1998
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
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General Documents
Class Certification
PC-SC-0006-0002.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 11/02/2007
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Order Setting Forth Applicable Constitutional Standards
PC-SC-0006-0003.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 09/29/2010
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Combined Site Visit Reports
PC-SC-0006-0005.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 12/30/2010
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
PC-SC-0006-0004.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/11/2011
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
PC-SC-0006-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 10/06/2011
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Order Granting Judgment in Favor of Plaintiffs
PC-SC-0006-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/08/2014
Source: Papers of Margo Schlanger
Term Sheet for Settlement Agreement
PC-SC-0006-0007.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 01/12/2015
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
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Judges Baxley, J. Michael (State Trial Court) show/hide docs
PC-SC-0006-0002 | PC-SC-0006-0003 | PC-SC-0006-0006
Plaintiff's Lawyers Andrews, Stuart M Jr, (South Carolina) show/hide docs
Westbrook, Daniel J (South Carolina) show/hide docs

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